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Raiders of Old California


Published 1957
Topics Western


You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.


Producer Albert C. Gannaway
Production Company Republic Pictures Corporation
Audio/Visual sound, b&w

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Reviewer: mrtorgo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 6, 2013
Subject: Good fun for an hour
I only downloaded the film to see Young and Robbins (and of course, Van Cleef), and I didn't expect much from it.

However, It was surprisingly good, I wasn't bored and story was really good for a B-western. It's not a great cinematic experience, but it's a good way to spend an hour. I enjoyed it, and would recommend to see it.
Reviewer: Mister E. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 7, 2005
Subject: a "best" from the west
I used to get those Grand Ole Opry films on vhs quite a few years back. Seeing Jim Reeves, Ferlin Husky, Lefty Frizell and such "live" and in colour was a real treat! I think my ex snagged them when we split up. :( But I digress...

This flick has lots of action, and is a good old standard western. Somehow, I still can't picture Marty Robbins as a "bad guy" even after watching this flick. Faron Young does a dadgum durned good job as the marshall. I especially liked his jacket that, of course, never got dirty.
;)

Injustice, shoot'em ups, stampedes, black hats, white hats and a pretty lady; it's all here and presented in fine western form.

Too bad we didn't get a ditty or two from Marty or Faron...
Reviewer: bobsluckycat - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 30, 2005
Subject: A Slam-Bang! Western
Albert C. Gannaway beginning in 1955-56 was a very successful television producer, who produced (in color and with superior sound) the 30 minute filmed version of the weekly "Grand Ole Opry" and around the same time his production company hooked up with Republic Pictures for several well-made, well paced action westerns and other pictures. This could be the best of the lot. Faron Young and Jim Davis were the stars with a mini stock company behind them. Marty Robbins was featured as well. Both Young and Robbins were mega-country music stars at the time, something that Herbert J. Yates of Republic knew when he put money in these productions, and that they would put customers in the seats. This western has plenty of action and a nice story that ties together neatly in the end. Jim Davis is, , as always, larger than life, buttoned down bib-shirt and all. Faron Young, understated but very good as gunslinging Marshal. The rest of the cast, all veterans give excellent support. No Hints. Just check it out.
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